Cookie policy

The data we collect using cookies helps us to understand you better, so we can give you a more focused user-experience when you visit our website. Using the knowledge we’ve gained from your previous visits, we can enhance your future visits by tailoring our content to match your needs. First and foremost, we use cookies because we want to make our website user-friendly. We’re also interested in how you use our website, so we can keep on improving it. Generally, our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details. In the unlikely event that our website uses cookies to store personal information about you, we encrypt your personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else. Here’s a list of the main types of cookies we use, and what we use them for. We’ve described them using the categories recommended by the International Chamber of Commerce in their UK Cookie Guide. 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential as they enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, we wouldn’t be able to provide you with services like online shopping baskets or ebilling. Because these cookies are strictly necessary, we don’t need to ask your consent to use them. 

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get any error messages from web pages. Some of these cookies are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allows us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, like many organisations, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information they collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous and doesn’t affect your privacy. They’re only used to improve how our website works and from time-to-time, to highlight Pearson College London products and services we think will be of interest to you, based on how you’ve used our website in the past. By using our website, you agree we may place these types of cookies on the device you’re using to view it. 

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make, such as your user name, language or the region you’re in, so we can provide you with enhanced, personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be made anonymous and they can’t track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website, you agree we may place these types of cookies on the device you’re using to view it. 

Targeting or Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you’ve visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. In general, our website doesn’t use targeting or advertising cookies, but if we do, we’ll ask for your consent first, before we use them.